The Regional Tour: Coppélia

Comedy, intrigue and fantasy come alive

140 mins in all / 2 intervals

Ballet’s most charming comedy, live on stage: The Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour presents Coppélia.

Swanilda and Franz are in love … until a beautiful stranger, the daughter of the magician Dr Coppelius, appears in town. But she is not what she seems, and Swanilda must rescue Franz from the magician’s sinister workshop – with the help of some fancy footwork!

This sparkling tale of magic and mischief, with its irresistible melodies and ‘living dolls’, is amusing fun for the whole family. Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s stories, Coppélia features exquisite costumes by master designer Kristian Fredrikson.

Laughter and love, lively dancing and vivid colour – treat the family to Coppélia.

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Coppélia on stage. 

Artists of The Australian Ballet. Photography Jeff Busby.


Original choreography Arthur Saint-Léon
Revised by Marius Petipa and Enrico Cecchetti
Music Léo Delibes
Costume and set design Kristian Fredrikson
Lighting design Francis Croese

★★★★ This Coppélia is a beloved Australian Ballet production for a reason.

The Age

★★★★ Nothing short of breathtaking.

Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★★ Visually gorgeous

Daily Review